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The Resource Thomas Paine and the promise of America, Harvey J. Kaye

Thomas Paine and the promise of America, Harvey J. Kaye

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Thomas Paine and the promise of America
Title
Thomas Paine and the promise of America
Statement of responsibility
Harvey J. Kaye
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the revolutionary spirit that runs through American history, and whose founding father and greatest advocate was Thomas Paine, showing how Paine turned Americans into radicals--and how we have remained radicals at heart ever since. Paine was one of the most remarkable political writers of the modern world, and the greatest radical of a radical age. Through his writings, he not only turned America's colonial rebellion into a revolutionary war but, as Kaye demonstrates, articulated an American identity charged with purpose and promise. Beginning with Paine's life and ideas and following their influence through to our own day, Kaye reveals how, while the powers that be repeatedly sought to suppress, defame, and co-opt Paine's memory, generations of radical and liberal Americans have turned to Paine for inspiration as they endeavored to expand American freedom, equality, and democracy.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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265024
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kaye, Harvey J
Dewey number
320.51092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Paine, Thomas
  • Political culture
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Thomas Paine and the promise of America, Harvey J. Kaye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-307) and index
Contents
A freeborn Briton -- An American revolutionary -- A citizen of the world -- The age of Paine -- Freedom must have all or none -- When, in countries that are called civilized -- Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered -- We have it in our power -- It is yet too soon to write the history of the Revolution
Control code
ocm56921124
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
326 p.
Isbn
9780809089703
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004025565
Other control number
9780809089703
System control number
(Sirsi) ADR-7601
Label
Thomas Paine and the promise of America, Harvey J. Kaye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-307) and index
Contents
A freeborn Briton -- An American revolutionary -- A citizen of the world -- The age of Paine -- Freedom must have all or none -- When, in countries that are called civilized -- Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered -- We have it in our power -- It is yet too soon to write the history of the Revolution
Control code
ocm56921124
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
326 p.
Isbn
9780809089703
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004025565
Other control number
9780809089703
System control number
(Sirsi) ADR-7601

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